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SmartHelio receives CHF 100’000 to make solar panels smarter and more sustainable

The Vaud-based cleantech start-up and EPFL spin-off aim at improving the efficiency of solar panels thanks to AI-driven data analytics. The FIT has chosen to support SmartHelio in fulfilling this mission.

CHF 500’000 allocated to Datapred and its machine learning solution for raw material procurement

Based at EPFL Innovation Park, Datapred developed a machine learning software for direct material procurement, enabling their clients to make better decisions and to reduce costs, which the Covid-crisis has made crucial. The FIT has chosen to support Datapred with a Tech Growth loan of CHF 500’000.

Miraex SA receives support from FIT to pursue the development of its photonic sensors

Based at the EPFL Innovation Park, Miraex develops full-stack solutions for predictive maintenance and anomaly detection based on its photonic sensors combined with a machine learning algorithm. These sensors are specifically designed to operate in extreme environments. Endorsed by FIT, Miraex has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan to support its development.

Infrascreen receives 100’000 francs from FIT to design agricultural greenhouses of the future

Optimising the productivity of greenhouse cultivation to avoid water waste, the use of chemicals and CO2 emissions, these are the objectives of the start-up Infrascreen. The innovative approach, which makes use of nanotechnologies, is supported by the FIT Tech Seed loan.

A Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 allocated to SoHHytec for green and sustainable energy

SoHHytec has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from the FIT to support its sustainable production of hydrogen. With its artificial tree named “Arb”, the company is able to produce hydrogen directly on site thanks to two key resources: water and sunlight.

Rocket Upskilling receives FIT support

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has just awarded a Digital Grant of CHF 20’000 to Rocket Upskilling. The aim of the project is to design and develop tools based on artificial intelligence to facilitate coding learning.

CHF 500’000 allocated to Largo, supporting technology… and culture!

Largo, a technological start-up spin-off from the EPFL, is about to start a small revolution in the world of cinema. Thanks to its artificial intelligence software, the company provides directors, authors, producers and distributors with powerful information aimed at optimizing the impact of movies, and hence their profitability.

CHF 100’000 CHF awarded to Adiposs, and one more hope for cancer patients

Adiposs, a biotechnology start-up, has developed a revolutionary medical imaging product capable of detecting a serious syndrome affecting cancer patients: cachexia. The company has just received a CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).

The EPFL spin-off ND BioSciences receives CHF 100’000 to fight neurodegenerative diseases

The biotech start-up based at Biopôle is developing innovative technologies for early diagnostics and therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. ND BioSciences has just received a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the FIT.

After the COVID crisis, four Vaud spin-offs receive support from EPFL and FIT

The FIT Selection Committee has chosen to support a new start-up, Alithea Genomics, with a grant of CHF 100’000. Moreover, in view of the financial and logistical difficulties caused by the pandemic, the three projects Flowbone, Limula and SenSwiss, which had been awarded a FIT Innogrant in 2019, received an exceptional extension of CHF 20’000.

CYSEC raises 500’000 Swiss Francs from FIT for its cybersecurity solution

The start-up based at EPFL Innovation Park provides a highly innovative solution for the growing Confidential Computing domain. CYSEC has just received a Tech Growth loan of 500’000 Swiss francs from the FIT. This follows a second full year of strong sales growth.

Alogo™ Analysis secures 1 Million Francs with a fundraising round and a loan from the FIT

The Lausanne-based start-up, which specializes in high-tech motion analysis solutions for equestrian sports, has just obtained a CHF 500’000 Tech Growth loan from the FIT, in addition to a successful fund-raising campaign of another CHF 500’000.

Remedok: CHF 50’000 to reduce medecine waste

Remedok recently obtained a Digital Seed loan of CHF 50’000 from the FIT. The start-up develops a digital platform for drug and health professionals, with the aim of decreasing medicine waste by allowing them to reduce their stocks.

TOP100 2020

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the tenth time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2020) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 18 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to Gamaya, CREAL, Insolight, Agrosustain, Eyeware, Mobbot, Volumina Medical, GTX Medical, Haya Therapeutics, Cysec, Avatronics, Largo Films, Miraex, Raw Labs, Swissdecode, Daphne Technology, Aspivix and DePoly!